We’ve reached the time of year when Arizona’s universities begin naming some of their most outstanding graduates. And no surprise: Our own Joe Fu (’03) is among the award winners.
Joe is the recipient of the Robie Gold Medal. According to this news item from UA, the Robie is awarded to one male and one female student who “show personal integrity, initiative, cooperativeness, enthusiasm, humility, well-rounded interests, active participation in student affairs, service to the University and willingness to give more than required and show a love of God and country.”
That sounds like more than any one person could achieve, but that’s Joe, all right:
At various times, he’s worked with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Arizona Cancer Center, and the Arizona House of Representatives. He’s won the Truman Scholarship and a fellowship from the National Science Foundation. And he has conducted health-care outreach in India, Thailand, and Burma.
Has he slept during college? About that, I’m not sure…